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Laboratory Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of tests are performed at Chilton Lab?
Most common lab tests are performed at all of our Patient Service Centers, including blood work, urine/body fluid analysis, therapeutic drug monitoring and glucose tolerance testing. Additionally, our hospital-based location is equipped for strep throat cultures, tissue pathology and other complex testing, while Chilton Lab also maintains a partnership with the prestigious Mayo Clinic for tests requiring highly specialized instruments and/or the resources of a nationally acclaimed lab. In those cases, Chilton Lab will collect the specimen, send it to the Mayo Lab and then forward the results to your doctor.

Does Chilton Lab perform semen testing for fertility?
Yes, semen testing is available at our hospital-based facility, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Your doctor will provide you with a sterile cup and collection instructions. When you arrive at Chilton, please bring your sample to the hospital's main lab (located on the ground floor of the hospital). Then you will be directed down the hall to the Access Center for registration.

Can I request tests myself?
All lab tests require a prescription signed by your doctor. If you are interested in receiving a particular test, please discuss it with your health care provider who can evaluate your needs and order appropriate lab testing.

Do I need an appointment at Chilton Lab?
Appointments are not necessary for our lab testing services, with the exception of glucose tolerance testing.

Do I need to fast or prepare for my test?
It depends. Your health care provider will give you instructions for your particular test, which may require fasting, drinking less or more water than usual or avoiding certain medications or supplements. Be sure to call your doctor, or Chilton Lab, if you have any questions about these instructions.

How do I get my test results?
Chilton Lab will forward a report to the physician who ordered your tests. The doctor or a member of his or her staff will then contact you with the results or give you instructions for receiving them. Should you have any questions regarding your test results, please contact your doctor's office.

How soon will I receive my test results?
Most test results are completed and sent to your physician within 24 hours. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, some results are available very quickly while others may require several days or weeks. It is a good idea to ask your physician about the expected wait time prior to your procedure. He or she can tell you how long it should take to receive the report as well as how you can obtain your test results.

Can I get a copy of my test results?
Yes, you can obtain a copy of your test results from your doctor or the Medical Records Department at Chilton Medical Center with proper identification. 

At Chilton Lab, our goal is to provide a comfortable, stress-free experience. That means no appointments (with the exception of glucose tolerance testing), little waiting — for testing or results, convenient hours, and most importantly, the compassionate, expert care that you've come to expect from Chilton Medical Center.

Simply bring a doctor's prescription to any one of our Patient Service Centers:

Chilton Medical Center, Access Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ
Phone: (973) 831-5045
Monday to Friday: 6:00 am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am to Noon

Hewitt Plaza
1900 Union Valley Road, Suite C
Hewitt, NJ
Phone: (973) 831-5436
Monday to Friday: 7:00am to 3:00pm
Please call for Saturday hours.

Chilton Lab accepts Medicare and most major insurances. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm eligibility.
(Click here for a current list of participating providers.)

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